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1998–99 Los Angeles Clippers season

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1998–99 Los Angeles Clippers season

1998–99 Los Angeles Clippers season
Head coach Chris Ford
Owner(s) Donald Sterling
Arena Los Angeles Sports Arena
Arrowhead Pond
Record 9–41 (.180)
Place Division: 7th (Pacific)
Conference: 13th (Western)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @
Local media
Television Fox Sports West 2, KCAL, KDOC
< 1997–98 1999–00 >

The 1998-99 Los Angeles Clippers season was their 29th season in the NBA, their 15th in Los Angeles.[1] This is also the final season where the team plays at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.

Draft Picks

Main article: 1998 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 1 Michael Olowokandi C  Nigeria
 United Kingdom
1 22 Brian Skinner F  United States Baylor


Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
PG 1 United States  (IN) 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) UC Irvine
C 33 United States Closs, Keith 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Central Connecticut State
PG 20 United States Douglas, Sherman 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Syracuse
PG 6 United States Hudson, Troy 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Southern Illinois
PG 15 United States Martin, Darrick 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) UCLA
SF 7 United States Murray, Lamond 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 236 lb (107 kg) California
SF 8 United States Nesby, Tyrone 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 245 lb (111 kg) UNLV
C 34 United Kingdom Olowokandi, Michael 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Pacific
G/F 52 United States Piatkowski, Eric 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Nebraska
PG 24 United States  (C) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) UCLA
SG 26 United States Robinson, James 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Alabama
SF 54 United States 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Wake Forest
PF 32 United States Skinner, Brian 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Michigan
SG 5 United States Smith, Charles 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 194 lb (88 kg) New Mexico
PF 23 United States Taylor, Maurice 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Michigan
C 11 Croatia 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Croatia
C 55 United States Wright, Lorenzen 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Memphis
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured

Last transaction: 2009-10-04

Regular season

Season standings

z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log

Player statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
Keith Closs
Sherman Douglas
Troy Hudson
Darrick Martin
Lamond Murray
Tyrone Nesby
Eric Piatkowski
Pooh Richardson
James Robinson
Rodney Rogers
Brian Skinner
Charles Smith
Maurice Taylor
Stojko Vrankovic
Lorenzen Wright

Awards and records

Injuries and surgeries

Player Injury Date Injury Type
Scott Brooks January 30, 1999 Strained right MCL


The Clippers have been involved in the following transactions during the 1998-1999 season.


Player Signed Contract
Darrick Martin January 22, 1999 One-year deal


No trades occurred for this team during this season.

Free Agents


See also

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